|Colin Camerer: Neuroscience, game theory, monkeys - TED.com|
When two people are trying to make a deal -- whether they’re competing or cooperating -- what’s really going on inside their brains? Behavioral economist Colin Camerer shows research that reveals just how little we’re able to predict what others are thinking. And he presents an unexpected study that shows chimpanzees might just be better at it than we are. (Filmed at TEDxCalTech.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; behavioral economics; choice; economics; neuroscience; TEDxCaltech; 2013
|Daniel Goldstein: The battle between your present and future self - TED.com|
Every day, we make decisions that have good or bad consequences for our future selves. (Can I skip flossing just this one time?) Daniel Goldstein makes tools that help us imagine ourselves over time, so that we make smart choices for Future Us.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDSalon NY2011; TED; Talks; behavioral economics; business; culture; economics; finance; self; 2011
|Keith Chen: Could your language affect your ability to save money? - TED.com|
What can economists learn from linguists? Behavioral economist Keith Chen introduces a fascinating pattern from his research: that languages without a concept for the future -- "It rain tomorrow," instead of "It will rain tomorrow" -- correlate strongly with high savings rates. Read more about Chen’s explorations »
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; behavioral economics; business; data; economics; language; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Shlomo Benartzi: Saving for tomorrow, tomorrow - TED.com|
It's easy to imagine saving money next week, but how about right now? Generally, we want to spend it. Economist Shlomo Benartzi says this is one of the biggest obstacles to saving enough for retirement, and asks: How do we turn this behavioral challenge into a behavioral solution?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDSalon NY2011; TED; Talks; behavioral economics; economics; money; psychology; 2011
|Jacqueline Novogratz: Inspiring a life of immersion - TED.com|
We each want to live a life of purpose, but where to start? In this luminous, wide-ranging talk, Jacqueline Novogratz introduces us to people she's met in her work in "patient capital" -- people who have immersed themselves in a cause, a community, a passion for justice. These human stories carry powerful moments of inspiration.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; economics; global issues; investment; 2010
|Majora Carter: 3 stories of local eco-entrepreneurship - TED.com|
The future of green is local -- and entrepreneurial. At TEDxMidwest, Majora Carter brings us the stories of three people who are saving their own communities while saving the planet. Call it "hometown security."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxMidwest; TED; Talks; business; community; economics; green; 2010
|Toby Eccles: Invest in social change - TED.com|
Here's a stat worth knowing: In the UK, 63% of men who finish short-term prison sentences are back inside within a year for another crime. Helping them stay outside involves job training, classes, therapy. And it would pay off handsomely -- but the government can't find the funds. Toby Eccles shares an idea for how to change that: the Social Impact Bond. It's an unusual bond that helps fund new social services -- especially those where a small investment could create a much larger societal bene...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; economics; social change; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Hans Rosling and the magic washing machine - TED.com|
What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; TEDWomen; culture; data; economics; women; 2010
|James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world? - TED.com|
James Glattfelder studies complexity: how an interconnected system -- say, a swarm of birds -- is more than the sum of its parts. And complexity theory, it turns out, can reveal a lot about how the economy works. Glattfelder shares a groundbreaking study of how control flows through the global economy, and how concentration of power in the hands of a shockingly small number leaves us all vulnerable...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; complexity; economics; global issues; TEDxZurich; 2012
|Afra Raymond: Three myths about corruption - TED.com|
Trinidad and Tobago amassed great wealth in the 1970s thanks to oil. But in 1982, a shocking fact was revealed -- that 2 out of every 3 dollars earmarked for development had been wasted or stolen. This has haunted Afra Raymond for 30 years. Shining a flashlight on a continued history of government corruption, Raymond gives us a reframing of financial crime. (Filmed at TEDxPortofSpain.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; corruption; crime; economics; government; TEDxPortofSpain; 2012
|Esther Duflo: Social experiments to fight poverty - TED.com|
Alleviating poverty is more guesswork than science, and lack of data on aid's impact raises questions about how to provide it. But Clark Medal-winner Esther Duflo says it's possible to know which development efforts help and which hurt -- by testing solutions with randomized tria
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; economics; poverty; third world; TED2010; 2010
|George Papandreou: Imagine a European democracy without borders - TED.com|
Greece has been the poster child for European economic crisis, but former Prime Minister George Papandreou wonders if it's just a preview of what's to come. “Our democracies," he says, "are trapped by systems that are too big to fail, or more accurately, too big to control” -- while "politicians like me have lost the trust of their peoples." How to solve it? Have citizens re-engage more directly in a new democratic bargain.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; economics; global issues; politics; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Mike Rowe celebrates dirty jobs - TED.com|
Mike Rowe, the host of "Dirty Jobs," tells some compelling (and horrifying) real-life job stories. Listen for his insights and observations about the nature of hard work, and how it’s been unjustifiably degraded in society today.
Keywords: TEDTalks; EG 2008; TED; Talks; economics; entertainment; work; 2008
|Arthur Benjamin's formula for changing math education - TED.com|
Someone always asks the math teacher, "Am I going to use calculus in real life?" And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is no. He offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the digital age.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; economics; education; math; statistics; 2009
|Marco Annunziata: Welcome to the age of the industrial internet - TED.com|
Everyone's talking about the "Internet of Things," but what exactly does that mean for our future? In this thoughtful talk, economist Marco Annunziata looks at how technology is transforming the industrial sector, creating machines that can see, feel, sense and react -- so they can be operated far more efficiently. Think: airplane parts that send an alert when they need to be serviced, or wind turbines that communicate with one another to generate more electricity...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; economics; technology; TED@BCG San Francisco; 2013
|Dalia Mogahed: The attitudes that sparked Arab Spring - TED.com|
Pollster Dalia Mogahed shares surprising data on Egyptian people's attitudes and hopes before the Arab Spring -- with a special focus on the role of women in sparking change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; economics; women; TEDxSummit; 2012
|Timothy Bartik: The economic case for preschool - TED.com|
In this well-argued talk, Timothy Bartik makes the macro-economic case for preschool education -- and explains why you should be happy to invest in it, even if you don't have kids that age (or kids at all). The economic benefits of well-educated kids, it turns out, go well beyond the altruistic. (Filmed at TEDxMiamiUniversity.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; culture; economics; education; TEDxMiamiUniversity; 2012
|Dilip Ratha: The hidden force in global economics: sending money home - TED.com|
In 2013, international migrants sent $413 billion home to families and friends — three times more than the total of global foreign aid (about $135 billion). This money, known as remittances, makes a significant difference in the lives of those receiving it and plays a major role in the economies of many countries. Economist Dilip Ratha describes the promise of these “dollars wrapped with love” and analyzes how they are stifled by practical and regulatory obstacles.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; economics; finance; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
|Paul Piff: Does money make you mean? - TED.com|
It's amazing what a rigged game of Monopoly can reveal. In this entertaining but sobering talk, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy. (Hint: badly.) But while the problem of inequality is a complex and daunting challenge, there's good news too. (Filmed at TEDxMarin.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; behavioral economics; psychology; TEDxMarin; 2013
|Paul Romer's radical idea: Charter cities - TED.com|
How can a struggling country break out of poverty if it's trapped in a system of bad rules? Economist Paul Romer unveils a bold idea: "charter cities," city-scale administrative zones governed by a coalition of nations. (Could Guantánamo Bay become the next Hong Kong?)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; culture; economics; global issues; politics; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Alisa Miller shares the news about the news - TED.com|
Alisa Miller, head of Public Radio International, talks about why -- though we want to know more about the world than ever -- the US media is actually showing less. Eye-opening stats and graphs.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Google; business; economics; entertainment; global issues; media; news; short talk; TED2008; 2008
|Naomi Klein: Addicted to risk - TED.com|
Days before this talk, journalist Naomi Klein was on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico, looking at the catastrophic results of BP's risky pursuit of oil. Our societies have become addicted to extreme risk in finding new energy, new financial instruments and more ... and too often, we're left to clean up a mess afterward. Klein's question: What's the backup plan?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; activism; business; culture; economics; science; social change; 2010
|Eleni Gabre-Madhin on Ethiopian economics - TED.com|
Economist Eleni Gabre-Madhin outlines her ambitious vision to found the first commodities market in Ethiopia. Her plan would create wealth, minimize risk for farmers and turn the world's largest recipient of food aid into a regional food basket.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; business; economics; food; global issues; technology; 2007
|Dan Ariely on our buggy moral code - TED.com|
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely studies the bugs in our moral code: the hidden reasons we think it's OK to cheat or steal (sometimes). Clever studies help make his point that we're predictably irrational -- and can be influenced in ways we can't grasp.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; culture; economics; evil; psychology; science; self; society; TED2009; 2009
|Sheena Iyengar on the art of choosing - TED.com|
Sheena Iyengar studies how we make choices -- and how we feel about the choices we make. At TEDGlobal, she talks about both trivial choices (Coke v. Pepsi) and profound ones, and shares her groundbreaking research that has uncovered some surprising attitudes about our decisions.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; choice; culture; economics; psychology; social change; society; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Steve Keil: A manifesto for play, for Bulgaria and beyond - TED.com|
At TEDxBG in Sofia, Steve Keil fights the "serious meme" that has infected his home of Bulgaria -- and calls for a return to play to revitalize the economy, education and society. A sparkling talk with a universal message for people everywhere who are reinventing their workplaces, schools, lives.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxBG; TED; Talks; business; culture; economics; play; social change; 2011
|Ann Cooper talks school lunches - TED.com|
Speaking at the 2007 EG conference, "renegade lunch lady" Ann Cooper talks about the coming revolution in the way kids eat at school -- local, sustainable, seasonal and even educational food.
Keywords: TEDTalks; EG 2007; TED; Talks; children; economics; education; food; global issues; green; 2007
|Dan Ariely: Beware conflicts of interest - TED.com|
In this short talk, psychologist Dan Ariely tells two personal stories that explore scientific conflict of interest: How the pursuit of knowledge and insight can be affected, consciously or not, by shortsighted personal goals. When we're thinking about the big questions, he reminds us, let's be aware of our all-too-human brains.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; cognitive science; economics; medical research; science; technology; 2011
|Gordon Brown: Wiring a web for global good - TED.com|
We're at a unique moment in history, says UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown: we can use today's interconnectedness to develop our shared global ethic -- and work together to confront the challenges of poverty, security, climate change and the economy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2009; TED; Talks; collaboration; communication; economics; global issues; politics; technology; 2009
|Hans Rosling: Asia's rise -- how and when - TED.com|
Hans Rosling was a young guest student in India when he first realized that Asia had all the capacities to reclaim its place as the world's dominant economic force. At TEDIndia, he graphs global economic growth since 1858 and predicts the exact date that India and China will outstrip the US.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; economics; health; statistics; technology; visualizations; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Mariana Mazzucato: Government -- investor, risk-taker, innovator - TED.com|
Why doesn’t the government just get out of the way and let the private sector -- the “real revolutionaries” -- innovate? It’s rhetoric you hear everywhere, and Mariana Mazzucato wants to dispel it. In an energetic talk, she shows how the state -- which many see as a slow, hunkering behemoth -- is really one of our most exciting risk-takers and market-shapers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; economics; finance; government; innovation; investment; technology; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Hans Rosling's new insights on poverty - TED.com|
Researcher Hans Rosling uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide. Then he does something really amazing.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; Africa; Asia; Google; development; economics; global issues; health; statistics; visualizations; 2007
|Pavan Sukhdev: Put a value on nature! - TED.com|
Every day, we use materials from the earth without thinking, for free. But what if we had to pay for their true value: would it make us more careful about what we use and what we waste? Think of Pavan Sukhdev as nature's banker -- assessing the value of the Earth's assets. Eye-opening charts will make you think differently about the cost of air, water, trees ...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; economics; finance; global issues; green; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|Yasheng Huang: Does democracy stifle economic growth? - TED.com|
Economist Yasheng Huang compares China to India, and asks how China's authoritarian rule contributed to its astonishing economic growth -- leading to a big question: Is democracy actually holding India back? Huang's answer may surprise you.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; culture; economics; global issues; politics; 2011
|Steven Levitt on child carseats - TED.com|
Steven Levitt shares data that shows car seats are no more effective than seatbelts in protecting kids from dying in cars. However, during the question and answer session, he makes one crucial caveat.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; business; cars; culture; economics; parenting; statistics; transportation; 2005
|Josette Sheeran: Ending hunger now - TED.com|
Josette Sheeran, the head of the UN's World Food Program, talks about why, in a world with enough food for everyone, people still go hungry, still die of starvation, still use food as a weapon of war. Her vision: "Food is one issue that cannot be solved person by person. We have to stand together."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; culture; economics; food; global issues; peace; politics; war; 2011
|Yang Lan: The generation that's remaking China - TED.com|
Yang Lan, a journalist and entrepreneur who's been called "the Oprah of China," offers insight into the next generation of young Chinese citizens -- urban, connected (via microblogs) and alert to injustice.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; china; economics; global issues; media; politics; 2011
|John Gerzema: The post-crisis consumer - TED.com|
John Gerzema says there's an upside to the recent financial crisis -- the opportunity for positive change. Speaking at TEDxKC, he identifies four major cultural shifts driving new consumer behavior and shows how businesses are evolving to connect with thoughtful spendi
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; United States; advertising; business; economics; marketing; shopping; TEDxKC; 2009
|George Ayittey on Cheetahs vs. Hippos - TED.com|
Ghanaian economist George Ayittey unleashes a torrent of controlled anger toward corrupt leaders in Africa -- and calls on the “Cheetah generation” to take back the continent.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; business; development; economics; entrepreneur; global issues; philanthropy; politics; 2007
|Rory Sutherland: Sweat the small stuff - TED.com|
It may seem that big problems require big solutions, but ad man Rory Sutherland says many flashy, expensive fixes are just obscuring better, simpler answers. To illustrate, he uses behavioral economics and hilarious examples.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; design; economics; engineering; politics; TEDSalon London 2010; 2010
|Sendhil Mullainathan: Solving social problems with a nudge - TED.com|
MacArthur winner Sendhil Mullainathan uses the lens of behavioral economics to study a tricky set of social problems -- those we know how to solve, but don't. We know how to reduce child deaths due to diarrhea, how to prevent diabetes-related blindness and how to implement solar-cell technology ... yet somehow, we don't or can't. Why?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; economics; global issues; health; technology; women; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Rory Sutherland: Life lessons from an ad man - TED.com|
Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. Rory Sutherland makes the daring assertion that a change in perceived value can be just as satisfying as what we consider “real” value -- and his conclusion has interesting consequences for how we look at life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; advertising; business; creativity; economics; happiness; life; psychology; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Nandan Nilekani's ideas for India's future - TED.com|
Nandan Nilekani, the visionary co-founder of outsourcing pioneer Infosys, explains four brands of ideas that will determine whether India can continue its recent breakneck progress.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; development; economics; global issues; politics; potential; technology; third world; TED2009; 2009
|Amory Lovins on winning the oil endgame - TED.com|
In this energizing talk, Amory Lovins lays out his simple plan for weaning the US off oil and revitalizing the economy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; MacArthur grant; business; economics; energy; environment; green; science; technology; TED2005; 2005
|Adam Davidson: What we learned from teetering on the fiscal cliff - TED.com|
It's the end of 2012, and the US political system is tied in knots over next year's "fiscal cliff" -- a budget impasse that can only be solved with bipartisan agreement. (And the world is watching.) Adam Davidson, cohost of "Planet Money," shares surprising data that shows how it might just be solved.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; economics; global issues; politics; TEDSalon NY2012; 2012
|Nick Hanauer on Income Inequality and US Tax Policy - TED.com|
Here is the much-talked-about TED talk on inequality given by Nick Hanauer. We (TED) are posting it here to promote public discussion on an important issue. For more background on this, see this blog post from TED Curator Chris Anderson: http://tedchris.posterous.com
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; economics; jobs; income inequality; tax policy; TED2012; 2012
|Sheryl WuDunn: Our century's greatest injustice - TED.com|
Sheryl WuDunn's book "Half the Sky" investigates the oppression of women globally. Her stories shock. Only when women in developing countries have equal access to education and economic opportunity will we be using all our human resources.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Slavery; development; economics; education; poverty; third world; trafficking; women; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index - TED.com|
Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation's success by its productivity -- instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn't have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; data; economics; global issues; happiness; statistics; tedbooks; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? - TED.com|
Nuclear power: the energy crisis has even die-hard environmentalists reconsidering it. In this first-ever TED debate, Stewart Brand and Mark Z. Jacobson square off over the pros and cons. A discussion that'll make you think -- and might even change your mind.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; climate change; economics; energy; environment; green; law; nuclear weapons; politics; TED2010; 2010
|Nick Hanauer: Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming - TED.com|
Nick Hanauer is a rich guy, an unrepentant capitalist — and he has something to say to his fellow plutocrats: Wake up! Growing inequality is about to push our societies into conditions resembling pre-revolutionary France. Hear his argument about why a dramatic increase in minimum wage could grow the middle class, deliver economic prosperity ... and prevent a revolution.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; economics; inequality; social change; TEDSalon NY2014; 2014